Our Model

Every year, non-profit organizations are spending billions of dollars on fees billed by service-providers. With a mission to offset this cost, at any given moment, verynice gives half of its work away for free by balancing pro-bono, discounted, and market rate projects.
 
 
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Pro-Bono

verynice’s dedication to impact is grounded in pro-bono service. We collaborate with our volunteers to provide a range of services to organizations.

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Sliding Scale Rates

verynice works with social enterprises and larger non-profit organizations to meet their budgetary constraints while covering the majority of hard-costs for the project.

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Open-Access Resources

verynice freely shares our methodologies with the general public in order to make design more accessible to users at any point in their process.

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Fee-For-Service

For private sector projects, verynice charges a full market rate. These projects directly support our efforts as a catalyst for pro-bono and discounted services.

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Our Impact

 

verynice's projects have created impact across a wide range of sectors and industries including education, the arts, healthcare, human rights, environmental sustainability, animal welfare, and economic development.

 

Total Value = $16,258,979.00
Total Beneficiaries = 12,159
Total Projects/Deliverables = 1,811

 
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We partnered with Google to help PeaceJam launch Billion Acts, a mobile application that has inspired over 60 million acts of peace, and has been nominated 8 times for the Nobel Peace Prize.

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We provided 826 Los Angeles with pro-bono services that allowed them to put even more budget toward free writing support for under-resourced youth.

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We worked with the American Heart Association to redefine their value proposition, inspiring a new mission statement and suite of programs to help more Americans live a long and healthy life.

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We have created visual identities for 100+ high school entrepreneurs through our partnership with Quarter Zero.

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We built an identity system to introduce Los Angeles County's new energy provider to 3 million residents, with an opt out rate that, at less than 5%, surpassed all expectations.

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Thousands of people across the globe have utilized our open-access resources, including the Strelka Institute who used Models of Impact to introduce social enterprise in cities across Russia.

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HOW WE WORK


At any given moment, verynice balances paid and pro-bono engagements. We typically reserve pro-bono services for grassroots organizations with an operating budget that is less than $1MM USD. Sliding scale discounts are provided to larger organizations as well as for-profit social enterprises. Organizations with an operating budget between $1-5MM qualify for a discount of up to 50%; $5-10MM qualify for a discount of up to 25%; above $10MM, as well as for-profit social enterprises, qualify for a discount of up to 10%.
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In Network

For projects that are a great fit for verynice, but that we are not able to take on due to timeframe, budget, or bandwidth, we serve as a connector to introduce you to creative professionals in our network.
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In Partnership

The majority of our projects are directed, managed, and overseen by verynice's leadership, and then executed in partnership with our vetted network of over 700 professionals located across the globe.
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In House

For full market rate projects, and projects focused heavily on design strategy, verynice directs, manages, and fully executes the engagement in-house.
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Our Causes

 
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Access to Education

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Arts and Culture

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Healthcare

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Human and Civil Rights

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Environmental Sustainability and Animal Welfare

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Poverty and Economic Development

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